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- n. Plural form of periauger.
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The image of Vanderbilt dropping his drawers is a fitting one for the way Vanderbilt built a fortune -- by flouting society's conventions while navigating the shifting tides of American commerce: first small boats known as periaugers, then schooners, then his own fleet of steamships and finally the railroads that eventually replaced most of them.
Many of the churches and the chapels-of-ease stood by the waterside, and to the services came the church attendants in canoes, periaugers, dugouts, etc.
The water was now speckled with canoes and periaugers (pirogues), and little sail-boats coming from Deil's Island preaching, and before them rose out of the bay the low woody islands and capes which, with white straits between, enclose from the long blue nave of the Chesapeake the scalloped aisle called Tangier Sound.